Quote of the Day

"After winning the gold I was thinking: 'This will make everything easy. I won’t have to worry about finances and I can just concentrate on becoming the best athlete I can be.’ But in reality it doesn’t work like that. Or it hasn’t in my case."
-- Gold Medal-winning U.K. long jumper Greg Rutherford, on his struggle for endorsements after the Games. (London TELEGRAPH, 5/31)
Friday May 31, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 184 Print This Issue

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